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Aerial Photo of West Hazleton
est Hazleton, founded by Conrad Horn, is a borough of 8/10 square mile in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, 31 miles (50 km) south of Wilkes Barre. In 1900, 2,516 people lived here; in 1910, 4,715 people lived here. The population was 3,542 at the 2000 census.

West Hazleton began in 1887 with its borough charter drawn on March 12th. Consisting of mainly immigrants who worked in the anthracite coal mines, its first burgess was J.W. McMurtrie who served from 1888 to 1890. West Hazleton was home of the areas most prestigious and popular attraction, Hazle Park. Nearby sat Cranberry Ballpark, where legendary Babe Ruth played.

Today, West Hazleton is mostly residential, consists of two shopping centers, industrial park, movie theater, and youth sports complex. Some of the areas best church bazaars, with ethnic specialties, will draw crowds from all over Northeastern Pennsylvania to West Hazleton.

West Hazleton is in 11th Congressional District and 119th Legislative District.





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9/27/2021 10:48 AM

"Luzerne County Recycling Dept will conduct a used tire recycling event this week.   To be put on the pick up list, residents must call the Borough Office at 570-455-7851 no later than 4 pm on 9/30/21.

The West Hazleton Borough Streets Department will pick up tires for residents on the list on October 1st.
Tires must be cleaned and off their rims and may be placed out on curb the night before-September 30, 2021- after 5 PM."
Expires: 10/4/2021
8/11/2021 8:51 AM

​Residents of Deer Run Road in West Hazleton and Hazle Twp are advised of a pubic hearing to be held Wednesday, 8/11/2021 at 5:30 pm before the regular West Hazleton Borough Council Meeting at the West Hazleton Borough Building, 100 S. 4th St.  The public hearing is to address the Jaycee Drive bridge closure and a traffic detour onto Deer Run Road.

Expires: 8/12/2021
4/19/2010 10:23 AM
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West Hazleton has a Neighborhood Crime Crime Watch Committee
Help us keep West Hazleton a safe and enjoyable place!
You can report crimes, problem properties or traffic concerns through our Tipline or use or on-line e-report form anonymously.
We are currenly looking for Neighborhood Watch Committee members.
Find out more here:
Expires: 8/1/2010
1/12/2022 1:16 PM

Agenda for this month's Council meeting can be found under Open Records